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in the civil war and a lot of these had monitors to let in light and sky light and the old marina station and i can tell you about this building and the side of telegraph hill and built by mr. gonya and a friend of ours and great uncle and personal residence out of concrete and this is an opening dome in the living room and large room ceiling. >> transamerica building. >> definitely unusual. cost $19 million to build this and 853 feet tall. 48 stories. >> and it's on the bay mud and did something novel and cut out
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equal amount of dirt to equal the weight of the building and dug it out to equal the amount. >> so it won't settle. >> and no piles. >> this is a landmark, an icon of san francisco and replace the anothereplacedanother landmark e building and survived the earthquake and to be torn down in the 40's or 50's. >> this is a picture of the original mint in the western united states. when in 1852 san francisco was charted to have its own mint. the temporary quarters were in this building and cost $93,000. this building is a landmark -- california historic landmark and built the
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new building around it. >> on top of it too. >> and this on commercial street below kearney and it's a museum of pacific history or something like that and it is temporary -- it was temporary until the mint was built at fifth and mission street and people say is now the old mint but this is in fact the old mint and this is what pat -- this is just up the street. a little unusual house i saw on commercial street. that's all we see right now of the belli building. i couldn't be get behind it. this an old brick building that in some ways survived the 06 quake. >> a lot of the buildings did and i have a client that still
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owner its. right around the corner there are two buildings there and this area did survive the earthquake and the fire. >> one of the things that is most unusual about this and built on a raft of redwood logs. >> one this way, one this way and one this way and it floated on the bay. >> and they're doing a major renovation now and involves house nothing the building so i am sure they will put a real foundation. >> it worked for 150 years. >> originally built as a tobacco warehouse and of course the famous -- and then it was a meloggian and crab trees and one of the great entertainers in san francisco. i couldn't talk about unusual buildings without talking about chinatown and it's one of the reasons that people come to san francisco and see a
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representation of a whole different way of living and many are brick buildings but have sheet metal. a lot of this stuff is made out of pressed sheet met willa. what is special about this building? it's a big building and owned by the city, the school district. >> it wasn't built there. >> it was badly dai drjed in the loma earthquake. >> it's the old commerce high school and built somewhere else and they pick today up and moved it to this current location. >> gigantic building. basically temporary railroad tracks and rolled it across the plaza. >> and with brick veneer and
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clay and tile entire walls. >> they say this is the first hindu temple in the united states -- in fact in the whole western world. the first temple for america and originally a two story building and we have a permit from 1,907 to add the third story and the third story turned it into this temple and each of these has deep significance in the hundredue culture and religion. one of the things that is amazing all of the different architectural styles and pieced together and the different things and the queen anne and colonial and all different styles pushed together. this is webster at filbert street in the marina. around san francisco odd buildings abound and this thing
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is in somebody's backyard and all over we see the incremental development and they have a porch and rail and walls up and here we have in somebody's backyard a fence that has become a wall and now fully occupied. >> it's a green house. >> and next year living quarters and pretty soon a manufacturing facility. lam bar lombard strd this building has contentious past and the owners want to lift it up and put a story underneath and the reason they want to lift it up throughout the city street elevations have been adjusted and as the streets get improved and the city heights don't get adjusted and many driveways go down into the garage.
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>> or windows below the street that makes no sense. >> and the streets of elevated and graded and of course the building settles but not that must have and the original flow of the thi-- floor of the build. >> i of in the building. >> me too. >> you are looking at the second floor now. >> the first floor. i live in the sunset and my kids pointed this out to me as the ninja house and orteega street and built in 1953 at the top of a cliff. isn't that wonderful? $11,000 for mr. r hess so people have said we have a lot of narrow buildings. i went out history and measured this building. it's 9 feet ten and a
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half inches wide. >> the lot is a little more. there is an inch and a half on both sides. >> this is a real landmark. >> there is the dog. >> there is the required dog and the reason this is in there it has a green roof. this is a little shed that somebody built it's under the 100 square feet requirement and below no permit is required and they built this artist studio with a green roof isn't that odd? gorgeous studio an. >> these are earthquake refugee shacks and they replaced the tent cities put up in parks and house the ten's of thousand's of refugees and wurn winter was approaching and decided they
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decided a more permanent way to house these people and they built these cottages in city parks and presidio park and of this amount there are 23, 24 that are certified to still be standing although we assume there are many more hidden in people's backyards or suburbs and that type of thing and when the camps closed people could take the shacks with them and start a new life and many were together to form larger residences of three or four shacks together and our organization is trying to stay four of them we have moved to the zoo and we trying to get one of them on display for next year. >> and these are at the presidio. >> yes and by the hospital and they were saved in the 80's by a lady jane crio and the presidio
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assures they will fix them. >> and they were trying to fix them. >> and tin foil on the top. >> if you look under the 1930 san francisco building code they declared these buildings public nuances and condemned them and ordered to be demolished. >> and moved to western side of the city and sand dunes essentially and didn't have foundation and put on the grounds and the ones that we saved were condemned in the 70's but lasted until this year. can you read more at www. outside lands. org. >> outside lands -- >> (inaudible). >> and you're doing a great job for the city preserving these and other work that you do out there. some people say it's the ololdest building in san francio or the presidio officer's club. this is an adobe building built
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in the late 1700's and survived the earthquake. >> second location of the mission and original was two blocks down. >> and this was 1790. >> when they realized they built the original mission in the best farming area and moved it and 18th street had a creek flowing down it and that's why they move toda moved away and ae street used to be the barracks for the workers and i will use that term loosely and they weren't happy to be there. >> unhappy workers. >> they didn't want to be part of the mission at that time. >> how thick are the walls? >> probably two to 3 feet thick. >> and performed well in the 1 1906 earthquake?
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>> it does. does did. i think t to it didn't do well but this is so massive. >> another building and the sunny side conservatory and build in 1901 and fell into disrepair and people tried to demolish and got the permit and did a third of the building until the neighbors got up in arms. >> monterey boulevard. >> it's open to the public and you can take a walk up there and lou let's get woody on this. >> i want to point out the third that was demolished and three years after it was made a landmark. >> we issue a lot of permits. a landmark here, a landmark there and this is a building
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essentially rebuilt with neighborhood efforts so the city isn't putting money into it. it's the city putting the energy and money and inside of this structure and these really interesting stresse stresses. >> >> holding it up. a modern landmark. this is an unusual building. we have -- we have a question here. >> i wanted to point out that the museum is base isolated and the tower is not. >> i didn't know that. >> the tower is for the people and the museum is for the art work. we got our priorities right. >> pardon me? >> what good is have base isolated if the building is negligencnextit going to fall. >> if you have a piece of art work that can't go down and when
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the ground underneath shakes the staturstatues don't have a tendo go over. >> and why they built them. japanese garden gates and built before the midwinter fair and rebuilt in the last 20 years and people who came from kyoto and used the materials and traditional japanese trees and they're phenomenal and just like what you see in the temple gardens in kyoto. the pioneer log cabin and used for pevmen ps for the rec department in golden gate park and was recently restored and renovated.
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apparently they brought the logs in out of the woods -- out of the forest by helicopter so they wouldn't damage the bark because the bark is an important part of the buildings as you can see. one of my favorite buildings in san francisco. the camera obscura and one of the last remaining buildings that was play land of the beach and right below the cliff house and opening in the roof that you can see there and it rotates and lens and a mirror in the opening and project what is it sees outside into a parbollic shape platform inside the building and you can see the world outside. why do i have to pay three dollars and i can go outside and look at it? it's a truly remarkable experience. first of all the
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preriffal stimuli is gone and what is amazing in our area it's entire leeann loentirely analogt digital and it's wonderful and you have to check it out. this is what used to be along the beach, play land on the beach and the camera camera obscura wt of and replaced with much needed housing and this is one of the wind mills and we will get to those. this is a petting zoo, barn, nothing special and has a coupe laand there are barns all over san francisco. this little
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barn is in somebody's backyard, 25th street. >> there is a barn and farm house on the corner of noi and 25th and off the top of the beam out rigger and hall the hey into the roof for the horses and we are working on a house in pacific heights and in the back is a carriage house and had a hay loft. >> let's see. james lick purchased this and left two green houses and subsequently purchased by mr. crocker and donated to dol golden gate bride
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and erected in 1879 and by the hammer works in dublin ireland. >> there is an exception to the rule. >> you're right and the stones from the abbey and now dispersed and line the path. >> right. there is an older building there but never got put back together. >> this building had 33 tons of glass in it. it was recently rebuilt and one of the reasons it had to be rebuilt these moderns are much more knowledgeable than the people in the 1800's and we knee w knew wo seal up the windows and all the building we did made it rot and it needed ventilation and had to undo the work that was done and
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back to the original design and expensive project and $20 million plus but it's a gorgeous building. woody can tell us about carville. >> this is the last in fact carville house. it was a community of discarded streetcars, horse pulled cars, various modes of transportation that were made obsolete by electric streetcars so cars were dumped out in the beach and sunset side and people made residences and the one is there and two cable cars and that is the upper and lower level and from the back it doesn't look like anything and they had club houses and bo hemian musicians would go out and take a dip in
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the obligatio ocean and romance. >> what a wonderful time. >> people didn't like it and came up with a slogan "burn the car out of carville" and they wanted traditional housing. >> wind mills. okay two in the park and one that is now restored and functioning which was the dutch wind mill and the other, the murphy wind mill which is being restored. the dutch wind mill built in 1902 and make it a high rise. >> only at the highest level. >> of human occupantacy and at the bis. >>base. >> and cost $18,000 to build and the sails are of oregon spars
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and intended to pump 120-gallons an hour. that is a lot of water. >> out of the natural aquifer of the city. >> and the water began being pumped in 1903 and since it's a desolate area -- what is it called? >> the outside lands. >> and says uninhab tabl and made a caretaker cottage for the person that takes care of the milllemill. here it is and theh mill and the marry christmas and you have cake for you. the south one was bigger and the murphy mill built in 1908. the largest wind mill outside of hol land and recently
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taken apart and shipped back to hlollhol land and they called me other day and the sprinkler and the building and it's constantly moving and it vibrates and you have to isolate them. sutro bath was the largest swimming area in the world and it was - it had 20,000 bathing suits for rent just to give you an idea of the size of this thing. it had restaurants and -- >> different pools and different hot water pools, different cold water pools. this was for the poor. the rich it their own pipe from sutro that pumped
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water all the way down to the private clubs like the elk club, the metropolitan club and marines memmal and they had silent watesaltwater swimming pd everyone else went to the baths and the thing to do was go swimming in a salt water pool particularly heated. >> healthy. >> i remember going out there as a kid and by the time i was there before it was burned down and converted to a ice skating rink and egyptian museum. >> here is the inside of it and a shot from my wife's expensive post card selection and san francisco post card and on this post card is one of the wonderful inscriptions. when she collected them it's not just the picture but the message.
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this one says "hello gladys received your note. was glad to hear from you. i'm want going to return. sorry". "will write in a few days". >> wally. >> that's san francisco. i'm not going to return. how many of us wrote that card to our families. >> particularly with gladys as the name. yeah i understand. >> well i want to thank you all for coming here today. it's nice to share it with you and you have a lot to share and it's good to have people who know about the city. >> >> >> >> >>
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>> the public wants to access particular information about your house or neighborhood we point them to gis. gis is a combination of maps and data. not a graphic you see on a screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get
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driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up
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will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services.
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you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information
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easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map